Best criminal justice graduate schools in South Carolina

Three years after completing their degree, criminal justice master's graduates earn a weighted average salary of $47,894. Our criminal justice rankings cover 113 out of the 197 programs available, accounting for 81.3% of total conferrals. We are unable to include schools for which there are insufficient earnings and/or debt data.

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#1 in South Carolina | #5 in Criminal Justice nationally

Columbia College

Columbia, South Carolina

Economic score: 0.21

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $55,194

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $15,391

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $15,690

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.28

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in South Carolina | #57 in Criminal Justice nationally

Anderson University

Anderson, South Carolina

Economic score: 0.57

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $50,248

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $10,445

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $36,117

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.72

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in South Carolina | #80 in Criminal Justice nationally

Charleston Southern University

Charleston, South Carolina

Economic score: 0.70

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $47,106

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $7,303

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $39,050

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.83

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in South Carolina | #113 in Criminal Justice nationally

South University-Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina

Economic score: 1.65

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $33,965

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $5,838

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $47,833

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.41

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Claflin University

Orangeburg, South Carolina

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